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August 6, 2018 | Other News

A New Bill May Boost US Military Aid to Israel to More Than $3.8 Bln – Reports

Sputnik News: The document was clinched in the wake of a memorandum of understanding on security assistance between Washington and Tel Aviv in 2016. US senators have passed a bill which is paving the way for military aid to Israel that may exceed 3.8 billion dollars, according to the Minnesota-based website Mint Press News. The… read more

August 6, 2018 | Other News

France developing new multi-mission air-to-air missile

Defense Blog: On July 24, 2018, the French Defence Minister Florence Parly, formally authorized the program for the development of the new multi-mission air-to-air missile system MICA NG (MICA Nouvelle Génération). This missile program to renew the medium-range interception, close combat and self-protection capabilities of the Rafale and the latest versions of Mirage 2000-5 combat… read more

August 6, 2018 | Other News

Defense Budget Shifts Military’s Focus From Terrorism To China And Russia

NPR: It may seem counter-intuitive and head-scratchingly odd, but Congress nearly always approves defense spending bills before the armed services committees — which actually oversee the Pentagon — vote on how the money will be spent. Not this year. The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 was enacted this month… read more

August 6, 2018 | Threat News

China tests hypersonic aircraft that can ‘break any missile defense system’

Global Times: China has successfully tested its first waverider hypersonic flight vehicle, a weapon that can carry nuclear warheads and break through any current generation anti-missile defense system due to its high speed and unpredictable trajectory, Chinese experts said on Sunday. Designed by the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics under China Aerospace Science and Technology… read more

August 6, 2018 | Threat News

Russia’s sole aircraft carrier to be upgraded to carry generation 4++ fighter jets

TASS: MOSCOW, August 6. /TASS/. Russia’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov will be upgraded to carry deck-based generation 4++ MiG-29K/MiG-29KUB fighter jets, Head of the Nevskoye Design Bureau (the developer of the warship’s modernization project) Sergei Orlov told TASS on Monday. “MiG-29K/MiG-29KUB, Su-33 planes and some types of helicopters will be based on the warship.… read more

August 6, 2018 | Missile Defense News

With failures in the rearview, the US Navy and Missile Defense Agency push toward critical missile test

Defense News: WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency move into the second half of 2018, the SM-3 Block IIA missile is heading for a crucial test that the Pentagon hopes will dispel nagging doubts after two successive failures. Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, the head of the MDA, told lawmakers in April… read more

August 6, 2018 | Missile Defense News

US Congress approved 12.9 billion US dollars for the Romania-based missile defense system

Act Media: President Klaus Iohannis hails the United States’ strong commitment to European security and defense, reflected in the 2019 Defense budget Congress approved on August 1, which provides for 12.9 billion US dollars in allocations for the Romania-based missile defense system, a release of the Presidential Administration informs on Friday. According to the cited… read more

August 3, 2018 | Threat News

Iran readying massive military exercise in Persian Gulf, officials say

CNN: Washington (CNN)Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard is expected to soon begin a major naval exercise that could demonstrate its ability to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial conduit for global energy supplies, US officials say. The exercise in the Persian Gulf could begin as soon as the next two days, according to two… read more

August 3, 2018 | MDAA in the News

In My Opinion: On Winning

USC Dornsife: Life is competitive — it is not fair, and not everyone is a winner. Winning requires building trust to enable diverse minds to reach beyond their limits and achieve exceptional feats. With increasing trust, varied experiences, skills and knowledge can coalesce to produce a winning culture that supports courageous decisions based on values… read more

August 3, 2018 | Other News

China Asks Asia Powers to Joint in War Games and US is Not Invited, Report Says

Newsweek: China has reportedly invited regional powers to join it for a new round of upcoming war games—and the U.S. is not invited. Citing a draft of the code of conduct being flushed out between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Agence France-Presse reported Thursday that Beijing was seeking to persuade… read more

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